About Us

Our Mission

Bring families and the community together to help our children reach their full potential.

Who We are

Starting Strong is a free program for families with children 1-4 years of age. We feature fun
and engaging programs that support the importance of play in promoting healthy child development. All programs provide opportunities for parents/caregivers and child to participate together to ensure all children reach their full potential. Starting Strong programs create positive experiences for skill development through literacy, numeracy, physical activity, outdoor play, social interaction and so much more!
(Funded through Child and Youth Services, Department of Families)

Coalition Partners

Community partners share our vision to support healthy children, families and communities. They enrich and extend programming for families and we are grateful for their dedication and generous contributions of building space, staffing, and other essential resources.

St. James Assiniboia School Division
St. James-Assiniobia 55+ Centre
Westwood Community Church
Messiah Lutheran Church
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Winnipeg Public Libraries
Community Settlement Program (Family Dynamics)
Bookmates Inc

Starting Strong Priorities

Strength-based Parenting Education: to support and enhance the confidence and ability of parents/caregivers to nurture the healthy development of their children in the early years.

Learning and Literacy: to support the learning success of children through family literacy activities and developmentally-appropriate, play-based early childhood experiences.

Nutrition and Physical Health: to promote healthy, active lifestyles through parenting education, physical activity and fitness, nutrition guidance, and injury prevention.

Community Capacity: to build community capacity through leadership and volunteer opportunities, networking and information sharing, and engaging local communities in program planning and professional development.